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Finances and housing

For most people, their biggest cost are related to housing. These should always be prioritised if your finances are struggling.

If your finances have been impacted by Coronavirus, this can have a knock on effect on your housing security and situation. Don’t leave things until they become a bigger problem. Follow the advice below but talk to us if you are threatened with homelessness.

If you are threatened with homelessness, the sooner you get in contact with us the sooner we can see what options are available to you. Get in touch on 020 8724 8323, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or email us on housingadviceservice@lbbd.gov.uk. Alternatively, if you need to get in contact with us outside of regular hours, please contact 020 8215 3000. 

You can find out what housing options are available to you based on your current circumstance by completing our Housing Options Finder tool. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete if you have some basic information to hand.

Housing Options Finder tool

You can also visit our housing advice and homelessness prevention pages for further information and support.

Local housing allowance (LHA) rates used to work out how much universal credit or housing benefit you get if you rent from a private landlord. Please visit Directgov to see what you might be eligible for.